Sends letters that "Majr
Myddleton," who was to have delivered them to NG at camp, returned to Sumter when he heard that NG was "Coming up." Is sorry that Myddelton "proceeded on," for he had "Many things to Communicate."[1
] Sumter has "excesive Dificulty" writing, so he cannot be "as perticular as is Necessary." Reports that people throughout South Carolina "Appear Disposed to Take up Arms against the British." Small bodies are collecting. Sumter expects to have better information by week's end. He is "Still but poorely." Is exercising moderately and hopes to "Ride Tolerably in a few Days.[2
] It is not known what letters, other than Sumter's of 29 January (PGNG, 7: 216-218)
, Charles Myddelton was taking to NG. Myddelton was a colonel.